Circle October 3 on your calendar, for I just know you’re going to watch the upcoming movie “Left Behind,” described by Wikipedia as “an apocalyptic thriller.” It is of course based on the hugely best-selling series of books about the Rapture (16 of them!) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
Here’s the official trailer. From this we can conclude four things: 1. Nick Cage is not a Chosen One, 2. People meet their maker completely nude, 3. all babies go to Heaven, and 4. Nicholas Cage’s career is on the skids.
The poster: note that the movie was originally supposed to star Ashley Tisdale, though she’s no longer in it. That’s how far the once-mighty Cage has fallen.
And the plot as described by Wikipedia:
Without warning, millions of people around the globe simply vanish. All that remains are their clothes and belongings. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. And there is no one to help or provide answers. In an instant, the earth has been plunged into darkness.
Ray Steele, the pilot of a jumbo jet, tries to calm his hysterical passengers who saw loved ones vanish before their eyes. It also means trying to land his damaged plane when every airport is jammed with burning wrecks, all while wishing that he could talk to his family one last time.
Buck Williams, the world-renowned journalist, is trapped at 30,000 feet, and struggles to understand the incomprehensible, the most devastating event in history.
Chloe Steele, Ray’s daughter, tries to find her mother and brother. Lost in a post-apocalyptic landscape, she is forced to head home through a world where despair and rage rule the day
Apparently there was another “Left Behind” movie made in 2000, starring our favorite Christian loon-actor, Kirk Cameron.
The comments on the new movie’s trailer site are alternately funny and depressing. Here is but a small sample: